It used to be easy to buy a GoPro. Grab the latest one, and you’re good to go. But as GoPro has diversified its lineup, adding features that you may or may not need, depending on what you do with your GoPro, the answer is not so simple anymore. To help you out, we’ve put together this guide to all the currently available GoPro cameras, as well as a few notes on some of the older models you may see on eBay and other auction sites.
I started using GoPro cameras with the launch of the Hero 5 in 2016 (8/10, WIRED Review) and have used every model since, most side-by-side with their replacements. In the end, the best GoPro for you depends on how you plan to use it and what you want to do with the results. Read on to find our top picks for every type of action camera user.
If you’re not set on a GoPro, be sure to check out our Guide to Action Cameras for our take on cameras from DJI, Insta360, and other competitors.
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